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New releases commemorative coins to mark the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit

October 31, 2015 Published by admin
29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (3L) and African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (R) releases commemorative coins to mark the India-Africa Forum Summit as Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (L) and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (2L) look on, at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, on October 29, 2015 in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe (3L) and African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (R) releases commemorative coins to mark the India-Africa Forum Summit as Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (L) and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (2L) look on, at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, on October 29, 2015 in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma released two commemorative coins of Rs. 500 and Rs.10 to mark the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit, at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, on October 29, 2015 in New Delhi.

OBVERSE: The face of the coin shall bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the legend “Satyamev Jayate in Hindi” inscribed below, flanked on the left periphery with the word “Bharat in Hindi” in Devanagari script and on the right periphery flanked with the word “INDIA” in English, and it shall also bear the Rupee symbol and denominational value “500” in international numerals below the Lion Capitol.

REVERSE: The face of coin shall bear the face of Lion in the centre and overlapping outline maps of India and South Africa over the face, with inscription “Teesra Bharat-Africa Manch Shikhar Sammelan” in Devanagari script on upper periphery. The lower periphery shall bear the inscription “3RD INDIA – AFRICA FORUM SUMMIT” in English. The year’s figure “2015” shall be written below the portrait in international numerals.

Details of coins:

 Mint     : India Government Mint, Kolkata (A Unit of Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Ltd.)

Denomination  : Rs. 500

Metal                    : Quaternary Alloy (Silver 50 %, Copper 40 %, Nickel 5 % & Zinc 5 %)

Weight                  : 35 gms

Diameter             : 44mm

Shape                   : Circular

Edge                      : Milled (200 Serration)

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Denomination  : Rs. 10

Metal                    : Bi-Metallic Copper-nickel center in Aluminium-bronze ring

Weight                  : 7.71gm

Diameter             : 27mm

Shape                   : Circular

Edge                      : plain